Waivers

 

DSPD provides a wide range of services intended to help people with disabilities participate more fully in their communities and lead self-determined lives. The type of services available depends on which waiver the person qualifies for.

This waiver is designed to provide services statewide to help persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities remain in their homes or other community based settings.

Who qualifies?

  • Intellectual or development disability diagnosis (or related condition) that results in functional impairment in three or more areas of major life activity
  • Onset of condition before age 18 for intellectual disability (or before age 22 for other related conditions), but can apply at any age
  • Must meet financial eligibility for Medicaid

What are common services available through this waiver?

  • Behavior Consultation
  • Chore Services
  • Companion Services
  • Day Supports
  • Financial Management Services
  • Non-medical Transportation
  • Residential
  • Respite
  • Supported Employment
  • Supported Living
This waiver is designed to provide services to people with acquired brain injuries so they are able to live as independently as possible.

Who qualifies?

  • Must be age 18 or older
  • Have a document brain injury that requires nursing facility level of care
  • Must meet financial eligibility for Medicaid

What are common services available through this waiver?

  • Behavior Consultation
  • Chore Services
  • Cognitive Retraining
  • Companion Services
  • Day Supports
  • Financial Management Services
  • Non-medical Transportation
  • Residential
  • Respite
  • Supported Employment
  • Supported Living
This waiver is designed to provide services to people with physical disabilities remain in their homes and other community based settings.

Who qualifies?

  • Must be age 18 or older
  • Have a physician diagnosis of a physical disability that results in the functional loss of two or more limbs and require nursing facility level of care
  • Be capable of selecting and supervising their attendant
  • Be capable of managing their own financial and legal matters
  • Must meet financial eligibility for Medicaid

What are the services available through this waiver?

  • Financial Management Services
  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Personal Emergency Response System
There are other disability related waivers available through the Utah Department of Health. For more information, click on the waiver name below.